What’s Happening? Cruise Chat….

Hey all! Hope you are enjoying a great start to your new week! I am recovering from some sort of respiratory crud! I call it “crud” because it seriously feels like…crud!

But that will not stop me from dreaming about my next cruise! Or talking about it with you! So here we go!

As you may, or may not, know I recently am off the Mariner of the Seas! That is a Royal Caribbean ship. I had participated in an inspection aboard the Mariner on July 22 and by the 28th I was booked for a 4 night cruise in August! Yes, I fell in love with her. I was excited to be going to Royal’s newly re-imagined Cocoa Cay Perfect Day! As it turned out Dorian had other plans and I did not get to stop over at Perfect Day! That was sad…but it led to me booking another Mariner cruise in Dec and going to Perfect Day twice! Yes, it is the fabled “Double-Dip”!! lol The cruise leaves Port Canaveral on Dec 16th, 2019 !

Here are a few pictures from my Mariner Cruise!

Main Dining Room Deck 3
Royal Promenade
Sports Deck- Rock Climbing Wall
Sports Deck…..Hammocks

As you can see the Mariner is a nice ship. It is not a mega ship, but it is still a nice size medium ship.

So what do I have on my agenda for the remainder of 2019?

Oct 5- Group cruise aboard Carnival Elation

Nov 17- Seminar at Sea aboard the MSC Meraviglia

Dec 16- Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas (double dip to Cocoa Cay!)

Of course I will be vlogging! You can always catch up on my vlogs at my YouTube channel here!

Hope you join meat my channel, subscribe to stay in touch and see what ship I will be on next! I do have a group cruise set already for next year aboard the Caribbean Princess! I am super excited about it. If you want to join us please take a look at the event page! Here! I want to plan another group cruise aboard the Mariner….I am not set on a date yet, so if you have any suggestions (because you want to join!) please let me know. otherwise keep an eye out for that new group cruise soon!

That is all I have for now! I hope you have a great week…. happy sailings!


I have recently been training with Oceania Cruise Line. I am excited about this training, I have always wanted to cruise aboard this upscale cruise line. Oceania is a holding of Norwegian. They have 6 ships in their fleet, 4 ships that carry 684 passengers and 400 crew and 2 ships that carry 1250 passengers and 800 crew. They have a very high staff to guest ratio which means an unparalleled cruise experience for guests! 


Click the links below to see my certifications.  

If you would like more info on Oceania Cruise Line, please feel free to contact me. You can comment here or you can reach me through my Facebook page here. You can also email me at Christine@EliteMemoriesTravel.com 

oceana certificate

oceania certificate 101

Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

A little change of pace. Now ya all know I love Disney Cruise line!! But did you know I also love Epcot Food and Wine Festival?? Have you been? If not- why not?!? Serious question!! It’s so much fun.
Yes, it’s a lot of walking but the nice thing is it runs into Nov so you can go when it’s a little cooler. Hey- it could be! Lol. Seriously it most likely will be cooler.
So for those of you who have never been here- is a little info on it.
And I’ll include a link where you can go for more in depth info!!

Epcot Food and Wine Festival

The festival has food kiosks with tapa style dishes from around the world.
They have music at the America Gardens Theater called Eat to the Beat!  And you can purchase Eat to the Beat dining packages too! 
Some of the musical acts you can see are- 
Mercy Me
Kenny G
This is just three of the over 30 acts! 

There are culinary demonstrations, beverage seminars, Cheese seminars and other shows with guest celebrity chefs!  This year just to name a couple of the chefs- Cat Cora and Andrew Zimmern

The Festival runs from 8/29-11/23/2019
All day everyday. 
Price is the cost of admission to Epcot. 
Current rates for a one day pass are 
Florida residents have a 3 day special right now for $199 (adults)  one park per day 
1 park 1 day for all guests  
$109.00 adults
They also have a half marathon!! The Disney Wine and Dine half marathon!  

As you can see there is tons to do!! 
I hope you choose to visit Epcot and the Food and Wine Festival this year!!

Here is a link for more info.

What’s New?

Hey there! So things have been a little hectic in my world for the last few months! As you may be aware my brother, Rick, passed away last week. He has been sick with Pancreatic cancer since being diagnosed in late March. It was too quick and things have been chaotic. We are home now and learning to live our new normal.

So here we are! What is new around here? Well the vlogs that I had planned for this month have been altered a bit! We will have some travel vlogs on the YouTube channel started up here again soon. We will be going to New Orleans this coming week for a day or two. Of course I will get some vlogs for you!

Also, I am working hard to get a few group cruises put together for next year. If you have any suggestions on that subject please comment below! I hope to have at least 2 group cruises set for 2020!

I have started a mailing list for a newsletter. I would love it if you would sign up for it. I promise not to send you too many! I will keep them pretty short, just some ship/cruising fun and interesting info and current specials! Hope you subscribe by using the link above or this one right here!!

That is all! I hope you have a great day!